My decorating style is constantly changing. (Yep, I'm ADD - as they used to call it when I taught school, oh so long ago.) I change my accessory colors on a whim! (the furniture moves too!) Now the fact that I am frugal (cheap!) and I really cannot sew makes this a real challenge. That is, until I saw an idea (who knows where I saw it) for using placemats as pillows.
Well, I stored this idea in my brain for a very long time...until I found the most adorable placemat at Steinmart...
Thankfully, this cool abaca cloth and raffia mat had a loose back and was easy to open up a small part of the stitching and stuff. Then all I had to do was hand sew it back (just don't look at my stitches!)
Voila...a cute pillow!
Well, my success with this got my creative juices flowing and I began the GREAT PLACEMAT HUNT.
Here are a few of my finds...
These two place mats actually had fusible webbing between the front and back, but with careful "pulling", they separated...and made a beautiful, albeit a little stiff, pillow. They are good accents on the bed in the guest room.
Pillows in waiting...
Not one of these placemats shown cost more than $3.00. Which means that each PILLOW cost no more than $5.00 to make...including stuffing. All the placemats were found at Steinmart, HomeGoods, and TJ Maxx.